Nice to have, though when deciding on your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, including display items which are not essential. For example, chairs and sofas could be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not essential for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a compact coffee table or two, while larger equivalents will contain more expansive selections of furniture. Here, we shall discuss the essentials, and make some comment of the decorative items that might be useful in smaller to medium size living rooms. Naturally your choice will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet would be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.